Saudi Aramco signed a cooperative Memorandum of Understanding with the Eastern Province Council for Social Responsibility (EPCSR) to create a deep-rooted corporate social responsibility culture in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
The MoU was signed by Her Highness Princess Abeer Bint Faisal ibn Turki, Chairwoman of EPCSR Board of Trustees and Nasser Al Nafisee, Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Saudi Aramco.
HH Princess Abeer Bint Faisal ibn Turki said, "The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding with Saudi Aramco is a significant step towards building strategic partnerships for the benefit of the people and the community." HRH Princess Abeer expressed her interest to further develop synergies with Saudi Aramco through a strategic cooperative framework that translates corporate social responsibility into a concept that is aligned with the real needs of the Kingdom and its people.
Her Highness added that Saudi Aramco's vast experience with CSR programs will be an important element and a strategic fit with EPCSR in achieving the objectives of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. She also referred to the directives of HRH Prince Saud ibn Nayef ibn Abdulaziz, Governor of the Eastern Province and Honorary President of EPCSR, that EPCSR shall maintain institutional performance that preserves the rights of both people and institutions.
Nasser Al-Nafisee expressed his steadfast optimism about this positive step, noting that Saudi Aramco is continuously building and maintaining robust relations with the community thorough initiatives Kingdom-wide. Al-Nafisee confirmed that Saudi Aramco carries out voluntary and social activities to promote the community’s wellbeing and raise the people's standard of living, in alignment with Vision 2030. The Company’s role as a corporate citizen is based on three pillars, namely economy, knowledge and environment, which all are public areas that positively impact the Saudi society, Al-Nafisee said.
EPCSR and Saudi Aramco’s partnership started in January of this year to strengthen the concept of CSR in our community. This MoU aims to create a community database to be used as a reference that serves the Company, EPCSR and all stakeholders of corporate social responsibility in the Province.